|Bid||191.60 x 800|
|Ask||191.67 x 800|
|Day's range||189.61 - 191.94|
|52-week range||129.17 - 197.51|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||N/A|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.42|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
The light armored vehicle (LAV) is not a "tank," exactly -- but since its introduction in 1983, General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and its predecessor companies have sold more than 10,000 around the world. At recent prices running to $4.3 million apiece, the LAV has evolved into a multibillion-dollar franchise for the giant defense contractor. In 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps, the original buyer of the LAV, announced a project to replace the Corps' venerable armored vehicle with a new "modern Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle ... highly mobile, networked, transportable, protected and lethal," aiming to begin the switchover in the late 2020s.
Here's why three Motley Fool contributors believe General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Ford Motor (NYSE: F), and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) are solid picks for investors looking for dividend stocks they can hold for the long term. Lou Whiteman (General Dynamics): General Dynamics (GD) has flown through turbulence in recent years. General Dynamics had few units generating outside margins, and the stock trailed other large defense contractors over the past five years.
Curtiss-Wright's (CW) board members approve a dividend hike, which reflects its strong financial position and the ability to raise shareholder value at regular intervals.